The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century

The series honors the Most Reverend John McCarthy, who led the Diocese of Austin from 1985 to 2001, and to underscore the university’s commitment to its Catholic roots and Holy Cross heritage. Held on campus by the Center for Ethics and Leadership every spring and fall, the McCarthy Lecture Series brings Catholic religious and lay experts from around the country to discuss issues facing the Catholic Church in the 21st century. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Lectures for 2018-19:

Fall 2018

 “Subversive Hospitality: A Catholic Ethic of Immigration” Dr. Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theology at Boston College (November 8, Jones Global Event Center, 5 p.m.)  Listen to the recorded lecture.

Spring 2018




Selected Lectures: Volume 1

Selected Lectures: Volume 2

Selected Lectures: Volume 3

Selected Lectures: Volume 4

Selected Lectures: Volume 5

Past Lectures

Information from past lectures can be found here.